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The Daily Record: California biotech company makes UM BioPark its first East Coast location

California biotech firm Illumina will make the University of Maryland BioPark its first East Coast location, another major tenant for the research park now overflowing with tenants.

Illumina, a developer, manufacturer and marketer of biotech tools especially for use in genomic sequencing, is expected to generate more visitors for the BioPark as other companies send their employees to train on the Illumina systems.

“It’s a great, spectacular company that is one of the real leaders in the whole genomic sequencing field,” said Jim Hughes, president of the Research Park Corporation. “They could have gone anywhere on the East Coast, and they chose Baltimore and they chose the BioPark. … To get a major California company helps to put us on the map further.”

Illumina will take up 13,000 square feet in the west Baltimore BioPark. It will be the new location of the Illumina Solutions Center facility, with training lab and office space for customers.

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